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Surmounting perception barriers

The first time Phillip Cox CEO of the Romanian winery Cramele Recas (pronounced, I think, Cram-el-lay Rek-ash) came within my radar reach was when...

The best laid Cava plans…

I first tasted Bohigas Cava when it was recommended to me by my pals at Casa del Vino, Jávea, several years ago. I’ve been...

Phew, that’s a relief!

On the morning of the December 14, 2018, just before the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings that I hope all readers enjoyed, during...

Back to the future

With total incredulity I read a Tweet on Twitter last November, I think, whose thesis was that the Spanish wine world is stagnant! The...

Grandes Pagos de España

I’m not sure of the year, nor, for certain, the location (Alimentaria, I think, but it could have been Fenavin?) but these are simply...

Spanish wine’s Movers & Shakers 2018

Why, oh why do I annually set myself these difficult tasks? Christmas Day Wines, the Cork Talk Top Ten, Recommended Christmas Presents, Cork Talk...

The Top Ten!

Ok, I accept that there are other work related stresses worse than this, but, let me assure, choosing the Top Ten Spanish Wines tasted...

Review of Cork Talk highlights 2018

Being honest, at the start of this year, I did wonder if there might be a possibility of beginning my annual ‘Highlights’ article with...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

Wow – where did that go? Another year has gone by and here I am once again writing about wines that I’d recommend to...

Wine related Christmas presents

If you look on the internet you’ll see many ‘Estuches de Navidad’ being sold by lots of bodegas in Spain. I’ve looked at several,...

The wines of northern Spain

So, here’s me thinking I know a bit about Spanish wine (and I do too), but my knowledge, expertise and experience over the last...

Romanian wines overcoming the perception block

Q. What do the following have in common: an English lady, living in Scotland; an Italian lady, living in Germany; an English man living...

Swedish wine tasting season closes

It’s been an absolute pleasure presenting a season of wine tastings to small groups of Swedish visitors enjoying the activity holidays organised for them...

Sourcing classical international wines

When my UK wine friends and colleagues heard I was going to live in Spain 21 years ago they were delighted for me, of...

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